U.S. Military Moves Drone Fleet

    FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2011 file photo, a Predator B unmanned aircraft taxis at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas. At least seven suspected militants from Saudi Arabia were among the alleged al-Qaida members killed in Yemen in a recent wave of U.S. drone strikes, senior Yemeni officials said Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, suggesting that Saudis are increasingly crossing the border to carry funds or seek terrorist training. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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    Maybe Djibouti would feel differently if they knew about the pizza delivery drone. The Djibouti government’s fears about accidents and other mishaps has caused the U.S. government to relocate a large fleet of drones in this Horn of Africa nation. The drones have been moved temporarily to a makeshift airstrip from the U.S. military base Camp Lemonnier, the U.S. hub for counterterrorism operations in Yemen and Somalia and the key center of operations in the fight against al-Shabab, al Qaeda’s wing in Somalia that has claimed responsibility for the Nairobi mall siege. The Pentagon has pledged $1 billion to upgrade Camp Lemonnier to a major regional base, but it’s unclear how moving the drones will affect those plans.

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